Monday, 29 September 2014

New Work at On The Farm in Squamish

I've been busy lately working on a few fantastic commissions, and I also brought some new pieces down to On The Farm last week. I love how the paintings seem to "pop" off the barn board and I can get lost in all of their great Halloween fairy garden goodies. I just had to hang the black cat to "watch over things".

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Toodles 10 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas

With the chill in the air, I'm already starting to plan for Christmas by trying to get some more smaller paintings completed. Hummingbirds were extremely popular last year and I want to be prepared (plus they are just so adorable and fun to paint). This has been my first small guy in ages and I love his spunk,

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Barry 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

I donated to this guy to the Lions Bay Volunteer Fire Fighter Fundraiser. The silent auction fundraiser is today and unfortunately we were unable to attend. I hope he is getting lots of action and is well received. I went a bit brighter with this guy and I love the depth of his colours. I know I'm on a bit of a bear kick but with so many "reminders' in the neighborhood I just can't help it.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Bernie 18 x 36 acrylic on canvas Available

Apparently there is a new bear on the block. He looks pretty small and has been trying to access my locked garbage. With bears on my brain, I thought it would be interesting to experiment with the composition / background colour of my current favorite bear reference photo. I went larger with this one, and there are lots of fun colours poking through the background,

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Wanda 18x36 Acrylic on Canvas

I've had this reference photo for ages, but I just hadn't painted it yet. It's actually how I had the idea to expand the composition of Morgan the Moose. I think I put off painting this one, as I loved the look of the photo, and was scared that I couldn't get the same look on canvas (and that I might fail). I'm so glad I finally gave it a try, and Wanda is probably one of my favorite cows